Team

 

​Krissy H. Snyder

Founder and Executive Director

Krissy initially launched the idea of Wildflower Cottage for Children after 16+ years directing at another program. During that time, she expanded the preschool program…

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Jordan Savage

Preschool Mentor Teacher & Admin Support

Jordan’s work centers around his belief that young children and adults are really quite similar to each other. They both get swept away by the…

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Shaina Riley

Mentor Teacher, Toddlers & Admin Support

​As a life-long learner, Shaina strongly believes that positive experiences in early education will foster a love of continued education. A strong partnership between parent…

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Caton Cobb

Mentor Teacher, Middlers

Caton is from Roxboro, North Carolina. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Child Development (with a focus in Pre-K/Kindergarten and a…

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Viola Bestmann

Mentor Teacher, Preschoolers

With more than 25 years of experience teaching and caring for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in early childhood education, Viola has developed a deep appreciation…

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Lily Villeda

Classroom Teacher, Preschoolers

Lily was born and raised in Honduras. At the age of 16, she moved to Durham with her mother. Lily provided care to two much…

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Emma Day

Classroom Teacher, Preschoolers

Emma was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia but grew up in Franklinton, North Carolina. She studied Child Development with a concentration in Family and Child Studies and…

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Aisa Abraham

Classroom Teacher, Middlers

Aisa grew up in our nation’s capital–Washington, D.C.! She graduated from Dunbar High School has been consistently continuing her education ever since. Aisa has over…

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Kayla Dang

Classroom Teacher, Middlers

Kayla is from Charlotte, NC and moved to Chapel Hill, NC for college. She knew she wanted to be a teacher from the time she…

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Destanee Tugwell

Classroom Teacher, Toddlers

Destanee was born in Wisconsin but grew up around Hillsborough, NC. She completed an A.A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education from Durham Technical Community College…

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Shelby Baker

Classroom Teacher, Toddlers

Shelby’s hometown is Hillsborough, NC. She has always loved learning! She graduated from high school with honors, immediately pursued an AAS degree in Early Childhood…

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Chantel Warman

Support Teacher, Preschoolers

Chantel joined the Wildflower Cottage team in November 2023 with nearly a decade of prior preschool teaching experience.  She also has a great deal of…

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Lisa Greene

Support Teacher

Lisa was born and raised in North Carolina. Lisa completed her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2010.  She also has 20+years of…

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Jacki Wilkie

Support Teacher

Jacki grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and moved to North Carolina in 2017. She has a B.A. in Psychology and has coupled…

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Shruthi Kadiyala

Apprentice Teacher, Toddlers

Shruthi was born in India and grew up while living in 6 different cities and 3 countries. This diverse experience has enriched her outlook and…

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Barbra Laird

Music Teacher

Barbra is happiest when she is enjoying activities with her husband and three sons. But, running a close second is sitting on the floor with…

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Diana Shoaf

Sometimes Teacher

Diana has lived in Durham since 1972, and raised her three children into adulthood here. While they were young, she was active in their classrooms…

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Debbie Breuer

Sometimes Teacher

Debbie was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio.  She has always been surrounded by boys!  She has 3 younger brothers.  She married Matt and had…

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Marcia Redman

Sometimes Teacher

Marcia is a retired elementary school teacher. She and her husband relocated to Durham from the Midwest in 2011 to be near her son and…

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Kirsten Bohl

Sometimes Teacher

Kirsten joined Wildflower Cottage in 2023. She was seeking a community-based setting in which to learn and grow alongside young children-and, by golly-she found it!…

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Blanca Serrano

Sometimes Teacher

Blanca’s experience includes growing up with 6 siblings (4 are younger and 2 have autism).  She has volunteered and worked off-and-on at Wildflower Cottage since…

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Board of Directors

In order to provide a lasting, community-based school for generations to come, Wildflower Cottage for Children, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. The non-profit status helps us to remain transparent to all stakeholders—parents, teachers, and charitable donors. All can rest assured that funding goes directly toward supporting the program, staff compensation, and our children's education.

Our founding Board of Directors is comprised of local, professional men and women. Each brings a unique perspective and experience to their role: business management, finances, accounting, law, human resources, education, health care, occupational safety, insurance, advertisement, education, real estate, grant-writing, counseling, etc.

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